Mad Cow - Metryx
T'kairido. It was the coming of age ceremony every Luatian Guardsman had to endure to prove himself not only worthy as a man, but brave and skilled enough to be respected as one of the country's great warriors. Tradition held that that on the pupil's seventeenth naming year, that he and his nest fellows would travel to the island mountains to capture a great beast to bring home and sacrifice to the great dragon gods on Stone Peak.
Ryko looked back to their catch, a buck minotaur of strong build and flat, wide horns that curved down the back of his head. The beast rustled in its sleep, a stiff, yet soft, growl noting his drug-induced sleep. They had caught the minotaur unprepared during a ritual sacrifice to its own gods, where it had a young nubile girl tied against a stone slab where she was to be flayed open by the beast's wickedly cur